Evans vs Edmund live stream | Battle of the Brits final preview and tips

andrewhendrie in News 28 Jun 2020
Evans Edmund Live Stream
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Dan Evans vs Kyle Edmund Battle of the Brits live stream, preview, start time and tips.

Dan Evans and Kyle Edmund, the top two ranked players in Britain, square off in the Battle of the Brits singles final on Sunday June 28.

Dan Evans vs Kyle Edmund Live Stream

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Dan Evans vs Kyle Edmund Preview

Both players are undefeated during this week’s Battle of the Brits, navigating their respective groups before surviving tight three-setters in Saturday’s semi-finals.

Evans recovered from a set down and came back from a 1-4 deficit in the match tiebreak to overcome former World No. 1 and three-time major champion Andy Murray by a 1-6 6-3 10-8 scoreline, while Edmund advanced in similar circumstances, bouncing back to conquer Cameron Norrie 6-7(3) 6-4 10-8.

“I didn’t do much wrong. I’m immensely proud to have been on the court with Andy in a semi-final. I was very happy with the way I played, the way I moved. I was pretty resilient,” Evans said.

“At the start, he was flawless, overpowered me. His serve has been amazing, back to normal since his hip surgery. And he can work on the other parts of his game. He was playing big tennis on the big points. That’s why he’s been as good as he has. I just hung in there.”

Before the COVID-19 pandemic suspended the tour in March, Evans was in the middle of the best period of his career, reaching the third rounds of Wimbledon and the U.S. Open last year before compiling an 11-5 start to 2020, winning three out of four matches for Great Britain at the ATP Cup – including a match of the year candidate over Alex de Minaur – along with making the semi-finals in Dubai and quarter-finals at Adelaide and Rotterdam.

Those results propelled Evans to a career-high No. 28 in the world and elevated him to British No. 1 – a position he took from his opponent in the Battle of the Brits final.

Edmund was also close to elimination in Saturday’s semi-final clash with Norrie, finding his countryman’s variation and change of pace difficult to deal with, but his punishing serve and forehand – and a somewhat fortuitous backhand deep into the match tiebreak – ultimately carried him to victory.

“I felt he was a bit happier with his game than I was,” Edmund said. “Had to dig deep, get my energy up. The close games are key when you look back. My backhand winners at 8-all [in the tie-break] was not too precise but it came off – also for match point. Had to work for it.”

Edmund, a former World No. 14 and Australian Open semi-finalist, also put together a great start to the season, winning his second career title in New York and reaching the 500-level quarter-finals in Acapulco.

It’s shaping as another tight contest, following on from both semi-finals. Edmund has won both of their previous tour-level meetings, including a clash on the grass of Eastbourne in 2019 that went three sets.

In a way, Edmund will have to deal with a similar style to what he did with Norrie. Evans love changing the pace during rallies and will leap at the chance to chip and charge into the net. Edmund, as always, will rely on his power and bludgeoning forehand, but I think the variety of Evans gives him the slight edge on Sunday.